Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 31, 2014

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Happy Halloween!

Big news from the WorldWide Web Consortium about HTML5, rethinking mobile navigation, the newly published WordPress Plugin Developer handbook, and developing good coding habits are a few of the resources you’ll find in this week’s web design and development roundup.

If you’re new to my blog, I publish a weekly post with resources I’ve discovered for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML, and responsive design. Continue reading Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 31, 2014

World Usability Day Detroit Returns for Second Year To Celebrate Usability, Engagement

World Usability Day

Keeping people engaged while using your technology products and services is a challenge for businesses and organizations. What kind of design thinking needs to be incorporated to keep people engaged?

World Usability Day Detroit returns for its second year Thursday, November 13 with a special evening event. For this year’s event, our Detroit User Experience group is partnering with Ladies That UX Detroit to host Dave Lingholm and Cora Cowles to speak on this year’s theme: engagement. Continue reading World Usability Day Detroit Returns for Second Year To Celebrate Usability, Engagement

Get Involved: Help Make Apps and Websites Accessible to Everyone

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Every week I hear from colleagues asking about accessibility, whether it’s making online course material accessible, building more accessible websites, adding transcripts to video, or simply wanting to learn about web accessibility. And I’m happy to share what I know, provide information, and point to helpful resources.

Education is key to helping designers and developers better understand web accessibility and build accessibility into their work from the beginning. It’s not that designers and developers deliberately create barriers for people using their websites and apps; it’s that they don’t know about accessibility. Continue reading Get Involved: Help Make Apps and Websites Accessible to Everyone

Improve Your Leads and Sales on Twitter With These 12 Tips [Infographic]

12 Twitter tips to help you get conversions

Twitter isn’t just a social media tool to post content to reinforce your brand image. It can help you generate more leads, and hopefully more sales for your business.

This infographic from HubSpot draws on HubSpot’s own research as well as studies from Mention, TrackMaven, Buffer, and others to highlight 12 tips to help you convert more of your followers into leads. Continue reading Improve Your Leads and Sales on Twitter With These 12 Tips [Infographic]

Takeaways from State of the Word 2014

Matt Mullenweg

At yesterday’s WordCamp San Francisco 2014 conference, Matt Mullenweg delivered the annual State of The Word address, focusing on WordPress updates in the past year as well as future plans.

In addition, Matt shared the results of the annual survey, completed by more than 33,000 WordPress users and developers. Continue reading Takeaways from State of the Word 2014